by Rena Small
Lovers’ Hands began in 1989 as gift portraits of family’s hands for
weddings, anniversary, birthdays, births, ($...Commissions
Welcomed!....) Since I devoted a part of my artistic vision and gave
myself the job to photograph notables and artists’ hands, individuals
who give part of their life to expressing their personal truths or
imagined visions as a tribute to their endeavor….my family so
dear to me followed suit. Then I thought, “Hey, what the hell is love?”
“Love is a mystery.” My husband, at the time, said, “Love is hard” And
it dawned on me, I’ll photograph distinguished couples and ask them for
their expert thoughts on their love experience to learn….as a voyeur. A
book along with a large scale grid of images woven in a grid continuum
style, opposite of E. Muybridge with a heart.
Moments of Love in the 21st Century blossomed into a wider series depicting the presences of love at the moment the photograph was taken, experienced….now and then and through the years of my life with my cameras, for examples: Between humans and their dogs, my son holding a rare pet dragon fly or catching the Solar Eclipse reflected in my palm.
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